Used by many industries worldwide, including food indus […]
Used by many industries worldwide, including food industry, paper, aerospace, chemicals and pharmaceuticals. Industrial plastic balls can be made from a variety of plastic materials and tailored to the needs of the customer. For example, polyoxymethylene or Delrin (POM) industrial plastic balls having antistatic properties can be produced. Leading plastic ball manufacturer RGP BALLS uses a variety of other plastics, including acrylic (PMMA), polypropylene (PP) to produce balls for a variety of general and specific applications. Precision plastic balls, such as polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF), range in diameter from 1.5 to 60 mm, while larger industrial plastic balls can be up to 350 mm in diameter.
Ideal for light load bearing and flow control applications. Because they are quiet, plastic balls are often chosen for office furniture, bearings, medical products and similar applications. Plastic balls are also widely used in flow control applications, pharmaceutical, food processing and chemical processing equipment. ITI produces phenolic pellets for the oil and gas industry. Phenolic spheres are used in oil well completions to close the well section for fracturing. Phenolic balls that are often used during the completion process are called cage balls, falling balls and/or ball balls.
Industrial plastic balls have low friction and require little lubrication. They are much lighter than metal balls and are resistant to corrosion and wear. Plastics are generally less expensive than metals with comparable corrosion resistance. Many plastics also have extreme heat resistance. Silicone spheres, for example, can withstand temperatures up to 600 °F, while tetrafluoroethylene spheres can withstand almost as high temperatures.
The standard fractional plastic ball ITI is capable of making balls from almost any plastic material. Some plastic ball materials are more common than others. ITl regularly produces nylon balls, delrin balls, polypropylene balls and polyethylene balls.